SC to examine Presidential reference against CPSC chairman

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New Delhi, Jan 17 (UNI) The Supreme Court today decided to examine the Presidential reference made under Article 317 of the Constitution of India against the Chairman of Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CPSC) Ashok Darbari facing allegations of bungling the examination and selection test conducted by CPSC.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices R V Raveendran and J M Panchal fixed February 1 for recording the evidence after Additional Advocate General of the state Jugal Kishore Gilda contended before the court that the allegations against Darbari were serious and the apex court cannot decline to hear a reference made by the President of India. He also added that this court must decide the reference this way or that way.

According to the state government Darbari, who was earlier the director general of police of the state, is facing allegations of bungling in CPSC examinations along with the charges of dictatorial attitude and misbehaviour with the employees of CPSC.

Registrar(Judicial) of the apex court will record the evidence.


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